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March 17, 2021

Bayer Fund Launches 2021 Opportunity Scholarship Program for Students

• $97,500 in scholarship funding available to graduating Grade 12 students • Application deadline June 2, 2021 • Apply online with Universities Canada

Calgary, AB, March 17, 2021 – Are you a graduating Grade 12 student looking for a bit of help to finance your post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or culinary arts?  If so, you are eligible to apply for one of 65 scholarships, each valued at $1,500, offered by the Bayer Fund.

The Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship program is available to graduating grade 12 students entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or a culinary program at a Canadian university or college of their choice in the fall of 2021.

“Bayer believes in supporting students and helping them on their post-secondary journey,” said Trish Jordan, Senior Business Partner, Government and Industry Affairs with Bayer Crop Science Canada. “The Opportunity Scholarship Program is one way we can help build future leaders in Canadian agriculture.”

Scholarships will be awarded to students based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership in their community and their vision for how they will contribute to Canadian agriculture in the future. The application deadline is June 2, 2021.

To apply, students can visit to review the program guidelines and connect to Scholarship Partners Canada – a division of Universities Canada – who serve as the independent administrator for the Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship program.

If you know of a student planning to pursue studies in agriculture or a food-related discipline of study, encourage them to apply today!

About Bayer

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2020, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 41.4 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 4.9 billion euros. For more information, go to


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